Summer Job Diaries: Rising 2L Scores Position at Sports Reel Company
Nebraska native Jacob Dunlap ’20 is spending his summer as an associate law clerk at Hudl, a company that provides video review and performance analysis tools for sports teams and athletes. The position has given him the opportunity to learn more about domestic and international law while working in-house.
Q: How did you land your summer job?
A: Nebraska is a small place, everybody knows everybody. I heard the law clerk was going on maternity leave so I reached out to see if I could interview for the position for the summer. Went in for the interview and got the job.
Q: What has been your most challenging assignment thus far?
A: My most difficult assignment thus far was drafting my first contract. It was a referral agreement for an independent contractor based in Poland to help our sales team get contacts for volleyball teams.
Q: What new legal skill have you acquired during your summer job?
A: I’ve learned how to go through a contract and see which terms are not in sync with what the company wants and what terms, if any, are missing. Also, how to deal with other outside counsel and articulate our intentions clearly.
Q: What kind of legal knowledge have you been able to display?
A: The best bit of legal knowledge I have been able to display thus far would have to be my research skills. Differing California and Nebraska laws and international dealings have me making sure what laws apply despite what I may have learned as a 1L.
Q: How has Loyola helped you map your career path?
A: Loyola has really given me a good general overview of the law during my first year, which fits nicely with working in-house. I am really enjoying my job and hope to be able to pursue something similar in the future.